WaveAI launches its Alysia app as an AI ‘singer-songwriter’
We’ve written about startup WaveAI in recent months, with its plans to launch an AI-music-creation app called Alysia. This week, the app went live on Apple’s App Store for iPhones and iPads. It’s pitched at music fans...
January 18, 2019
Research firms publish apps and games market data for 2018
If you’re following the mobile apps and gaming markets, a couple of reports published yesterday will make interesting reading. App Annie has put out its annual ‘The State of Mobile’ report, which claims that across...
January 17, 2019
Alissia launches crowdfunding for AI-powered mood-music app
The AI-powered music startups are coming thick and fast at the moment. Alissia isn’t entirely new: attendees of the Midem conference last June may have spotted the German company’s stand. Now it’s preparing to launch...
January 16, 2019
Sandbox Issue 219: The Tools and Trends That Will Shape 2019
Lead: A new year and a new slate. To kick off the year, we speak to marketers around the business and around the world about what tools they think will be indispensable and what trends they believe will shape 2019. From AR...
January 10, 2019
TikTok culture is wider (and possibly crueller) than its app
Many people in the music industry are trying to get a handle on social-video app TikTok: particularly how young people are using it, and what kind of culture is growing around their shared clips. If you’re one of those...
January 10, 2019
AR-powered ‘David Bowie is’ app launches as $7.99 download
The ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition was a real treat for keen (and even casual) Bowie fans, debuting at the V&A Museum in London in 2013 before touring the world. Last year, plans were revealed to turn the exhibition...
January 9, 2019
Manager Jake Udell thinks artist subscriptions WILL work
Monthly subscriptions are doing a pretty good job for the music industry in the context of Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services. The idea of individual artist subscriptions has been tested regularly by startups...
January 7, 2019
TikTok ‘Lite’ apps have been installed 12m times already
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify are among the apps that have launched ‘lite’ versions aimed mainly at markets where mobile networks are slower, and/or where mobile data is more expensive. Now social-video app...
January 7, 2019
Pandora reportedly seventh top-grossing iOS app of 2018
Music-streaming service Pandora was the seventh top-grossing iOS app of 2018, despite the fact that it’s only available in North America. That’s according to data from mobile-analytics firm Sensor Tower, published by...
December 17, 2018
Studio Amplify launches ChillScape AI-generated music app
We wrote a line on AI-music app ChillScape earlier this month, but we’ve got more information on it now.
November 23, 2018
The Chainsmokers launch ‘sound packs’ for Beat Maker Go app
EDM duo The Chainsmokers are the latest artist to explore the potential of selling samples (or in this case, ‘sound packs’) for music-making software. They are working with apps firm Gismart, providing sounds for its...
November 19, 2018
Sandbox Issue 216: Tuning In. Connected TV Marketing in Focus
Lead: Music on TV increasingly feels like a relic of the past. Only a handful of shows have any kind of musical guests today and even MTV stopped having promo videos as its main focus years ago. But marketing music on TV...
November 14, 2018